Look who's going to Denver for the Democratic National Convention later this month: Bernie Sanders.
That's right, Bernie Sanders, the independent, going to the insider's party.
He told Gannett News Service reporter Erin Kelly today that he'll be be trying to drum up independent voters' support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.
"I think it is especially important for the millions and millions of independents, who are not particularly enthused about either party, to understand why Obama is by far the superior candidate in this campaign," Sanders said.
Sanders said he expects to rally with independents in Denver and travel later this fall throughout the country to reach out to independent voters on behalf of the Obama campaign. He also will do some campaign events in Vermont.
"I'm doing this because from the deepest part of my soul I believe the future of the country is at stake in this election," Sanders said.
Here's the trick with independent voters, though. They're independent. They will scurry to one side or the other before this is done, but is Bernie Sanders going to be able to herd those not already inclined toward Obama?
- Terri Hallenbeck